Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.
Iran will convert more of its higher-grade enriched uranium into reactor fuel under an interim nuclear deal with six world powers, making the material less suitable for building atomic bombs, a diplomatic source said on Monday.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said he plans to sign a nuclear co-operation agreement with India that would allow Australia to sell uranium to the country when he meets his counterpart Narendra Modi this week.
Describing India as one of the most promising markets, Australia on Wednesday said there is enormous scope to further strengthen strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two nations, which are likely to ink the much-awaited uranium deal this week.
Iran`s stockpile of 20 per cent enriched uranium has declined for the first time in four years after Tehran implemented a landmark deal it signed with world powers, the UN nuclear agency said Thursday in a report.
Iran`s state television broadcaster is reporting that some 100 lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the government to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent if new sanctions are imposed on the Islamic Republic.
A UN nuclear team will visit Libya this month to assess the safety of thousands of barrels of milled uranium - known as yellowcake - amid concerns about the country`s deteriorating security situation, a UN official said on Monday.
Iran`s president has defended an interim nuclear deal reached with world powers last month that eases some sanctions in return for a halt to parts of the Islamic Republic`s uranium enrichment programme, saying improving the economy is as important as maintaining a peaceful nuclear programme.
India Sunday welcomed the deal reached between Iran and the six world powers on Tehran`s nuclear programme that seeks to curb the Islamic republic`s nuclear development programme in exchange for lifting some sanctions.
Iran on Sunday rejected the West`s demand to send sensitive nuclear material out of the country but signaled flexibility on other aspects of its atomic activities that worry world powers, ahead of renewed negotiations this week.